[Disclosure: I am doing some PR work with The George but that does not involve having to post on this blog. I’m just doing this because I like to support local businesses]
The George at Kilsby has officially reopened its doors so it’s time to get down and check out their new look and new menu.
The pub has been closed for three years but has had a £330,000 investment by Star Pubs & Bars and has a new chef at the menu with plans to make it THE place to be.
It now offers a varied menu of Indian-inspired dishes along with popular pub favourites including burgers, wood-fired pizzas and grills.
At the helm is accomplished Midlands-based chef Hari Shankararkrishnamurthy, who was classically trained in India and has worked at venues including three Michelin-starred Restaurant George Blanc in Vonnas, France, as well as Resorts World, Selfridges and Mowgli.
Hari’s cuisine combined his experience with his Keralan heritage. As a child growing up in India, he was responsible for taking freshly-roasted spices to have them milled for his family’s cooking but now he’s switched roles with his mother who will dry-roast and grind spices and send them to him to use in his home-inspired dishes, such as Keralan Tiger Prawns, Olde Delhi Chicken and Tofu Tikka.
The varied menu will also include popular pub favourites such as burgers and wood-fired pizzas and grills. Vegan, vegetarian and Halal diets will be well catered for.
The George has a completely new look inside too, with original features remaining but combining with a fresh feel for the interior as well as a restructure of the space to allow for a central bar.
Hari says: “It’s been a long time coming, due to various unforeseen delays, but I’m delighted to finally be able to open the doors of The George. The pub is looking fantastic and we have a great team who can’t wait to serve our guests. We look forward to reestablishing The George as a great place to drink and dine.”
Visit The George’s website here.